ETIHAD GUEST REACHES FIVE MILLION MILESTONE

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The five millionth Etihad Guest member Rashid Al Shehhi (left) is congratulated by Etihad Guest Managing Director Yasser Al Yousuf

Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, has celebrated reaching five million members by gifting 500,000 Miles and an upgrade to Gold status to the milestone member, Rashid Al Shehhi.

Mr Al Shehhi joined Etihad Guest while applying for an ADIB credit card. Guests can earn miles on everyday spending through their ADIB Etihad Guest cards and use their points to purchase flights, upgrades and multiple items from the online Reward Shop.

“I am really looking forward to spending the miles on flights and upgrades, and seeing where I can travel to over the next few months,” he said. “It was a great surprise to be told that I’d been picked out as the five millionth member because I fly with the airline all the time so to be rewarded in this way will help me continue my travels around the world.”

Mr Al Shehhi added that he would also donate some Etihad Guest Miles to relief efforts in Somalia, in line with the spirit of the Holy month of Ramadan and in support of the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative.

The award-winning Etihad Guest programme offers thousands of opportunities to earn miles through more than 150 retail partnerships and co-branded cards with major UAE banks including NBAD and ADCB.

About Etihad Aviation Group:

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.